Pink gender timeline
Many shades of pink
Gender of colors
PINK BOYS (See also PRINCESS BOYS & PINK PRINCESS)
PINK BOY PARENTS
PINKIFICATION OF GIRL CULTURE
„What are young women made of? Ribbons and laces, and sweet pretty faces.“
--Rimbault, 1846, in: Opie Dictionary Nursary Rhymes, p. 117.
„Attitude is the mind’s paintbrush. It can color any situation.“ --Sallie Burdine, cited in Barbara Delinksy: Uplift. Secrets from the Sisterhood of Breast Cancer Survivors, p. 278.
Breast cancer advocacy’s soft pink awareness ribbon draws on codes of gender and consumption that have been passed down through nursery rhymes such as “sugar, spice, and all that’s nice” since the early 19th century. Indeed, the rhyme’s verse „RIBBONS and laces, and sweet pretty faces“ underscores how RIBBONS have tied (certain) women to sweetness, good humor and prettiness for nearly two hundred years.
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Power of color